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Social media taking over SA

Social media taking over SA

New figures say that South Australia has the highest rate of social media use in the country, OTTILIE FRENCH REPORTS.

Facebook acquires Oculus VR Inc

Facebook acquires Oculus VR Inc

It was announced on Tuesday, that social media giant Facebook has acquired pioneering virtual reality company Oculus VR Inc, CONOR McLEOD writes.

As eating disorders soar among teens, is social media to blame?

As eating disorders soar among teens, is social media to blame?

The number of eating disorders among teenagers is rising and social media is contributing to their prevalence, SARAH BASTIAN explains.

Criminally social – technology and crime a deadly mix

Criminally social – technology and crime a deadly mix

It’s ubiquitous and now ingrained in everyday life – so what kind of impact has the development of technology had on crime? SAMANTHA MCDONNELL investigates.

Log off and save the world

Log off and save the world

“Armchair” activists who rely on social media and online petitions must do more to get their message across, a veteran protestor has urged. TOM ANGLEY reports.

Sports clubs smarter at keeping score

Sports clubs smarter at keeping score

Away from the bright lights of the MCG and the beer queues of Football Park, sports fans are increasingly turning to social media to follow their beloved clubs in the amateur and junior leagues. CHRISTOPHER TESTA reports.

Social (trans)media

Social (trans)media

With 1.2 billion Facebook members, 490 million people using YouTube every month, and over 190 million tweets published every day, it’s clear that social media is a huge part of many people’s lives. PAIGE MULHOLLAND reports.

Social media could boost women’s sport industry

Social media could boost women’s sport industry

Most of us are dependent on the internet for keeping up to date with daily gossip and news – and of course online shopping – but few could have predicted it had the potential to combat one of Australia’s oldest equality problems. DANELLA SMITH reports.

‘Thinspiration’ cause for concern

‘Thinspiration’ cause for concern

An online trend inspiring women to lose weight has been accused of advocating eating disorders and fuelling negative body image, reports SILVIA JOSIPOVIC.

The rise of the selfie

The rise of the selfie

Take a scroll through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at any time and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find one. Whether it’s the girl staging the photo shoot in front of her bathroom mirror, or the boy lifting his shirt to expose his ‘ripped’ abs, the selfie phenomenon is taking over the world – at least the social media world anyway. MELISSA KEOGH discusses.